Workspaces standalone client updated for 1.2

I made a few tweaks to WksAlone, the GotDotNet Workspaces standalone client, this afternoon to bring it in line with the recent v1.2 feature release. Download it here http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/wksalone Changes: Installation/setup package for easy deployment. Improved Passport handling. Fixed a handful of Windows Server 2003 compatibility issues. Changed the usage flow around signin and Workspace selection.

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Farewell Craig

Alas, Craig, it’s sad to see you go. I do appreciate the constructive feedback however as it’s always really helpful to hear different perspectives. Going through your points in turn: Reliability: This one really worries me. Clearly a source control system that loses changes is only marginally better (or arguably slightly worse) than none at…

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Changes in the Workspaces releases area

As I mentioned last week, the Workspaces on GotDotNet are going to see a few changes tomorrow. There will be some downtime while the modifications are made across the site but expect all data to remain intact. Some of the changes on the way in the releases section: Per-release download count. See how many people are…

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Workspaces bug tracker changes coming soon

Watch out for some improvements in the Workspaces bug tracker next week (Tuesday 3/16/04). Find that bug It’s true, the querying power in today’s bug tracker leaves somewhat to be desired. As the bug count rises, it can become increasingly difficult to track down a particular bug, even though you know so many details about…

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Drag and drop file uploads in IE with .NET

I’ve received a couple of requests lately about how to implement drag-and-drop multiple file uploads in Internet Explorer from within managed code. Fortunately for me, someone else has already taken the liberty of writing an article on the subject at large: Host Secure, Lightweight Client-Side Controls in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Just a couple of tweaks…

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wksalone updated

Thanks to Omar Shahine for updating wksalone, now with built-in Workspace selection and stored window size/position preferences.

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RSS Bandit moving on

Dare posts about RSS Bandit leaving GotDotNet Workspaces. Workspaces is still a relatively young application and is something that continues to grow. Does it provide everything the community project developer needs? Not yet, but we’re working on it. Looking at a few of Dare’s points in loose order: 1. Doesn’t require people have Passport accounts…

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Workspaces activity metrics

In the Workspaces directory, what is the activity number and how is it calculated? The activity percentile assigned to each Workspace is calculated on a nightly basis and gives an idea of the relative activity of different Workspaces. As a percentile, a Workspace with a score of 90.0 can be understood to be more ‘active’ than 90% of the…

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O’Reilly on Annotations

Ian Griffiths over at O’Reilly has put together a great article on the Longhorn SDK annotations and how O’Reilly put together the first independent feed. It’s a good read.

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‘The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted’

Some people have reported problems downloading releases from the Workspaces application; either they find a 0 byte file, or are presented with the message ‘The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted’. Either way, not fun. From the list of late-breaking issues: On downloading a release, the error message “The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid…

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